ostrichism

noun
os·trich·ism | \ |ˌchizəm , |ˌji- \
plural -s

Definition of ostrichism 

: the deliberate avoidance or ignorance of conditions as they exist : self-delusion ostrichism will not, of course, save one single American —Pearl Buck perhaps the lack of fear is a result of what might be called ostrichism —John Gunther

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